Saturday, 19 January 2008

Housing boom artificially supported by mass immigration is hurting the poor, study should say.

The Toronto Star reported on a study that suggests Canada's poor are being hurt by the housing boom. The entire article can be found here.

Housing boom hurts the poor, study warns

Jan 17, 2008 04:30 AM
Laurie Monsebraaten
Staff Reporter

Housing in Canada's 22 largest cities is becoming increasingly unaffordable and the risk of homelessness is growing, a report warns.


"Many people in Canada's large cities struggle to find decent, affordable housing as they move from living on the street, living in emergency shelters and living in short-term transitional housing," said Richmond Hill Deputy Mayor Brenda Hogg, who oversaw the report for the federation.

Meanwhile, significantly more low-income families, many of them with children, are living on the brink of homelessness or in substandard housing, she said.

The report, which looks at trends in affordable housing and homelessness from 2001 to 2006, is based on data from Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., Citizenship and Immigration and Human Resources Canada.

Do you think the importation of 250,000(officially)-300,000(unofficially) immigrants a year has anything to do with it? Nah. Probably not.


Chilled said...

I'm not sure we are even allowed to talk about such things anymore? How unfortunate.

blinders-off said...

We are allowed to talk about these subjects if only we take the initiative and have courage to support our convictions.

It is only through the false power of "political correctness" that we strip ourselves from our own right to free speech and allow others that same right even if we disagree.

James Raider said...

Current immigration levels don't just hurt the poor, they hurt all Canadian Tax payers. Overpopulation and too fast a rise is a problem for resident Canadians as well as new immigrants. The statistics show that a majority of new immigrants live in poverty. How is that good for anyone?

Immigration should be a positive measure in a sovereign country, not a negative one. Ottawa is making a disastrous mistake.